6D ATS-1 Carbon Fiber

Omni-directional suspension helmet tested and reviewed

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6D's ATS-1 Carbon Fiber with Omni-Directional Suspension6D Helmets

I have been running my 6D ATS-1 for a while now, and I am beyond pleased with this helmet. From styling to performance down to the advanced ODS technology; this helmet is not only rad, but also groundbreaking.

If you get down to the main and truly only important reason to why we actually wear full-face helmets, you realize it is because we want to be as safe as possible out there. I mean that is the entire reason we wear helmets, to save our lives if something were to go wrong.

So what would you say if I told you there was technology available that is on track to revolutionize not only our world of motorcycling, but other fields as well. The possibilities are limitless that’s for certain. Already the NFL has had meetings with 6D in interest in implicating their technology to the thousands of their players that they are trying to protect from long-term brain damage. Not only does this have possibilities in the sports world, but imagine what ODS can do for our men and women in military. This head protection technology can help keep our soldiers safer when fighting, and in better state when returned home.

So what is ODS, well first off it stands for Omni-Directional Suspension and to explain it as simplistic as I can, it Is like adding tiny shock absorbers between your noggin and the ground, or whatever your dome is being threatened by. In the standard helmets that we all have been running our entire lives, the helmet is a molded EPS liner and the outer shell. So when your head hits the ground the only give for your head to transfer that force is into that EPS liner. If you have never looked in and felt that, do so because it is almost as solid as a rock. Yes it keeps your head from splattering all over the ground, but you will be slamming your brain into the side of your skull at a brutal force.

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6D Omni-Directional Suspension Helmet in Black Carbon Fiber6D Helmets

Now the 6D with ODS helps transfer this force and energy and disperse it through out the helmet basically softening the blow to your brain. The 6D helmet with ODS has the inner EPS liner followed by the ODS dampers and lastly another EPS liner or the outer liner. So when your head hits the ground, instead of basically just slamming into the ground, your head hits the ground, moves towards the ground but there is actually give in the helmet, easing your brain into its impact at a much, much lower velocity.

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6D's ATS-1 x-ray with Omni-Directional Suspension technology.6D Helmets

On top of the added protection due to their patented technology, the ATS-1 looks amazing. In matte or gloss black carbon fiber or a white color the helmet scores big for style points. As far as wind noise, the ATS-1 is up their with the best. The ATS-1 has a smoked shield option, plenty of vents to keep the airflow going and keeping you cool. I gotta say this is an amazing helmet and an amazing company. They are going to change the motorcycle industry as well as many other industries out there with their ODS technology and frankly I cant wait. I hope this technology takes off and can help so many athlete’s, riders, and service men and women be safer at doing what they love and while they sacrifice.

I mean that is the entire reason we wear helmets, to save our lives if something were to go wrong

6D ATS-1 Helmet Features

  • Patented ODS (Omni-Directional Suspension) technology reduces angular acceleration force & improves low-threshold energy compliance significantly
  • ODS dual-liner technology is designed specifically for the ATS-1
  • 3K Carbon Fiber Shell Lay-up
  • 3 Shell Sizes – XS – XXL
  • Aerodynamic CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) Aided Shell Design
  • Large eye port opening for maximum visibility
  • Aggressive Air Management System
  • 4 Air Intakes
  • 15 Air Transfer Ports
  • 5 Exhaust Vents
  • Aerodynamic Wing
  • Rear Delta Vent
  • Shield
  • Exclusive Articulating Shield Pivot
  • Micro (10 Position) Shield Adjustment
  • Locking Shield Lever
  • Pinlock System Included
  • EPS Lined Chin Bar
  • Integrated Speaker Pockets
  • Removable / Washable Comfort Liner
  • Internal Breath Guard
  • Removable All-Weather Chin Cover
  • Emergency Release Cheek Pads
  • Weight: 1,740 grams +/ - 50 grams (3.83 lbs)
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Exceeds US DOT FMVSS218, ECE 22.05 (47 Countries World-Wide), AS 1698 (Australia), and ACU (United Kingdom) Standards

MSRP $895